So, it’s that time. Yep – for the second Challenge of Rachel Harrie’s Writer’s Campaign. 

And the directions were:

The Challenge is:

  • Write a blog post in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should:
  • include the word “imago” in the title
  • include the following 4 random words: “miasma,” “lacuna,” “oscitate,” “synchronicity,”
  • If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional and included in the word count), make reference to a mirror in your post.
  • For those who want an even greater challenge (optional), make your post 200 words EXACTLY!

For my piece I chose flash fiction, included all of the words including Imago in the title, made a reference to a mirror (albeit a broken one) and managed 200 words exactly (as per Microsoft Word). Check, check and CHECK!

Hope you enjoy – if you do, please remember to vote for it! I’m #17 on the List


Our Imago

Our synchronicity is gone. Just like the happy reflection I once saw when I looked in this mirror – before I cracked it. Your love (our love) cloaks me in a miasma of confusion. It leaves me aching and alone in your absence.

I remember the days we were full of life, love and expectations. Days nothing could compare and no one could interfere.

They told me you were bad for me, that they’d fix it. Drugs and memories battle with the exhaustion spreading through my body. I hate it here. The lacuna nags at me, at the strangers face looking back at me. Is this what we’ve become? Were they right?

Of course they weren’t,” your words flow through my mind. At first, I oscitate in shock and splay my fingers on the glass to make sure. The pain is gone and our eyes are bright again.

“I knew you’d come back,” I whisper to you and the answering smile on our face.

I love you.” The murmur inside my head rejuvenates me. I free a piece of broken mirror and test its weight.

“They shouldn’t have interfered.”

I nod because you’re right.

“Let’s show them just how wrong they were.”




This one was difficult. Oscitate almost drove me insane!

Looking forward to reading everyone’s entries! Please comment with your number if you’ve entered so I can find you!